The Smashing Pumpkins are an alternative rock band, formed in Chicago, Illinois, USA, in 1988. Billy Corgan and James Iha met in a record store, and began performing in local nightclubs with their bassist, D'Arcy Wretzky, using a drum machine. Playing with a drum machine frustrated both the band and their audience, and so Chicago jazz drummer Jimmy Chamberlin was hired soon afterwards. Less influenced by punk than many of their contemporaries, the Pumpkins had a densely layered...
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James Iha (instrument), Billy Corgan (producer), Butch Vig (producer), Steve Gerdes (design/illustration), Butch Vig (engineer), Mark Richardson (engineer), Jeff Tomei (engineer), Andy Gershon (misc), Raymond Coffer (misc), Billy Corgan (mix), Butch Vig (mix), Alan Moulder (mix), Andy Udoff (mix), Dick Kaneshiro (mix), Jimmy Chamberlin (instrument), Tim Holbrook (engineer), D'Arcy Wretzky (instrument), Len Peltier (art direction), D'Arcy Wretzky (vocal), Melodie McDaniel (photography), Billy Corgan (vocal), Howie Weinberg (producer), Jill Berliner (legal representation), Billy Corgan (instrument)